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Ernest B. Schoedsack (June 8, 1893 - December 23, 1979) is probably best remembered for being the co-director of the 1933 film, King Kong.

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Chang (636 words)
The photographer, Ernest B. Schoedsack, had been a cameraman for Mack Sennett at Keystone, and during the war he had served as a combat cameraman for the Signal Corps.
Schoedsack's last directing effort was the prologue of "This Is Cinerama" in 1952.
Schoedsack, those two young chaps who filmed 'Grass,' have returned from the Siamese jungles with this new study in elemental life.
grass (350 words)
Schoedsack; screenwriters: Marguerite Harrison/Terry Ramsaye/Richard Carver; cinematographer: Ernest B. Schoedsack; editors: Terry Ramsaye/Richard Carver; cast: Marguerite Harrison (Herself, a Journalist), Merian C. Cooper (Himself), Ernest B. Schoedsack (Himself), Haidar Khan (Himself, Chief of the Bakhtyari Tribe), Lufta (Himself, Haidar Khan's Son); Runtime: 70; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Jesse L. Lasky; Milestone Film and Video; 1925-silent)
It's about the bi-annual migration of the 50,000 Bakhtiari poor nomad tribal people of western Iran and a half-million of their animals, as they seek the Promised Land of summer grass for their survival trekking across the rugged deserts, snowy mountains and fast-flowing rivers of Persia.
The film is directed by Merian Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack in cooperation with journalist Marguerite Harrison, the men also went on to be the codirectors of the 1927 documentary Chang and the acclaimed 1933 fictional King Kong.
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